AAS Diploma Program

The Anglo-American School of Sofia offers a fully recognised US High School Diploma, as AAS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). All students who pursue the IB diploma are automatically and simultaneously following the AAS High School Diploma.

The AAS High School Diploma and the IB Diploma are two separate qualifications. Students who successfully complete the IB Diploma are also awarded the AAS High School Diploma. Several students each year choose to focus their efforts on achieving the AAS High School Diploma only, rather than both qualifications simultaneously. Achieving greater success with high school courses that meets the requirements of the AAS High School Diploma is the correct choice for a number of our students.
The high school college and university guidance program is designed to help students and families determine which diploma route is the best choice for them to achieve their goals beyond high school.

  • AAS Graduation Requirements

    Subject Areas

    Credits

    Courses

    English

    4.0

    English 9, English 10, English 11,
    English 12 IB Literature or Language
    and Literature

    Mathematics

    3.0

    Math 9, Math 10, Math 11, IB Math Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation

    Science

    3.0

    Science 9 (Chemistry, Physics, Biology), Science 10 (Chemistry, Physics, Biology), IB Chemistry or Physics or Biology or Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS)

    The Arts

    1.0

    Visual Art, Graphic Design, Music, Theatre, Dance, Choir

    World Language

    3.0

    French I or Spanish I or Bulgarian Mother Tongue, French 2 or Spanish 2 or Bulgarian Mother Tongue, IB French or IB Spanish or IB Bulgarian Lang. & Lit., IB ab German

    Physical Education

    2.0

    PE 9, PE 10

    Senior Project

    1.0

    Comprises three components: CAS, Independent Project, TOK.

    Social Studies

    3.0

    Social Studies 9, Social Studies 10, IB History or IB Geography or IB Business & Management or IB ESS

    Other Electives

    4.0

    Design and Technology, Media Studies, Global Politics, Forensic Fundamentals, Creative Writing, Theater Technology

    Total

    24.0

    Specific details pertaining to the Senior Project:

    • CAS: non-IB diploma students are required to complete one CAS project that runs for a minimum of 1 trimester. This project must include a service component and must be agreed to by the CAS coordinator
    • Independent Project: Students are required to complete a 2000 word research essay or equivalent project. All students are expected to attend the scheduled Core class where essay writing skills are taught. All projects must include a research component
    • TOK: Theory of Knowledge remains mandatory for all students for the first two trimesters of grade 11. This allows all students exposure to this philosophical foundational subject. Students are required to successfully complete/ pass the two trimesters for graduation
  • Course Descriptions

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